But here's the thing, I've NEVER been able to see Elliott. EVER! There are rumors that he does shows in Nashville from time to time but thus far those have been unsubstantiatied. I do know for a fact that he records in Nashville often. But recording and performing are not the same thing. And there are some artists that I just don't pass up the opportunity to see because I may not get another chance. Seriously, I don't want to have to go to Japan to see Mr. Yamin. So while, I am overjoyed about two of my friends making the decision to spend their lives together, if they decide to make that decision on Friday I will have to be overjoyed with them AFTER the show. Judge me if you must...I don't care.
That said, in honor of the show here are my top 5 Elliott songs (in no particular order) that I hope he does on Friday.
I RUNS this song...you hear me...RUNS IT!!! This song is my daggone JAM!
Find A WayI feel like this song was really underrated. Something about the lyrics is very "Inner City Blues" to me. I sing this song hard at least once a week and that's on a slow week. This song has been in my top 25 played in iTunes since the album came out in 2007.
AlwaysI LOVE LOVE LOVE this song. I can't say anything more than that. Seriously...LOVE this.
Movin' OnThis is the first track off of Elliott's album. I knew immediately I was going to continue to be on board with him beyond Idol. I remember Toya saying, "Oh this is how he's going to get down?" Yeah...Elliot we see you.
Let Your Heart LeadI am a hopeless romantic who loves a hard fought romance story. (I recently bought Jane Eyre and probably watch it more than is healthy.) The girl in this song is trying to leave and Elliott is not having it. I LUVS that.
(You'll have to go find this one on your own. The only two videos on Youtube were not worth posting as they had nothing to do with Elliott.)
So since I couldn't find a video for Let Your Heart Lead, here's a bonus for you.
Fight For LoveI didn't feel no kind of way about Fight for Love. I thought it was cute enough but didn't get why it was the first single, album title not withstanding. Plus, I found Elliott's hair puzzling in the video. But this song has so grown on me in the last few weeks. I found myself body-rolling to it just this weekend. (Side note, if you really want to body roll to an Elliott song play Shelter. It is so body roll, quiet storm worthy.) I now find myself playing Fight significantly more than I ever have in the past. But I guess that's what happens when you're a fan. CAN'T. WAIT. FOR. FRIDAY!!!